From our beginnings in the 1980s, Cahaba River Society was a group of volunteers who came together with the goal of cleaning up the River. We worked with many groups, using our canoe fleet for river cleanups. Most notably, the Sunrise Rotary and Perimeter Civitan folks have made heroic efforts over many years to remove trash from the Cahaba River.
Our River Stewardship Program has expanded to also include riverside forest and habitat restoration through tree plantings and invasive plant control. The Birmingham Botanical Gardens has generously supplied trees and shrubs raised from Cahaba-sourced seed for restoration planting. We now run the largest volunteer community service program for the Cahaba, leading over 700
volunteers in 30 work days just over the last 2 ½ years. If your company, school, faith or civic group would be interested in performing a service project, contact us at [email protected]!